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National Museum Of China

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Address: No.16 East Chang'an Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006, China
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+86 10 6526 3355
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as...

This museum features changing exhibits related to political themes such as the Opium Wars, the founding of the Communist Party, the Sino-French and Sino-Japanese Wars, the Japanese War, the 1911 Revolution and the social unrest of 1989.

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Private Essence City Tour in Beijing
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USD 98.00*
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Private Day Tour: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall
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5-Hour Small Group Walking Tour: Beijing Tiananmen square and Forbidden City

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Must-see for museum fans

I visit almost every time I pass by Beijing. Large collection of all sorts of artifacts and art. One of the best museum gift item collections in China, with beautiful items based... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit almost every time I pass by Beijing. Large collection of all sorts of artifacts and art. One of the best museum gift item collections in China, with beautiful items based on their collection. Entry is free but queue can be long. I recommend starting bottom up to go in chronological order. My favorite pieces here are the pottery... More 

Thank Lin H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My views of this grand museum were tarnished by the lack of facilities and resources for foreign people! It started with our taxi driver dropping us off approximately three hundred meters from the Sqaure, which was absolutely fine. He said his taxi can't get much closer... It was cold and wet, but the small walk with our one year old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is out of this world HUGE. Coming from Australia I have never seen anything on quite such a big scale. I was astonished by the quality on exhibit in the Ancient China galleries. I spent a few hours down in those lower galleries. But be warned I spent at least 30 minutes in a queue to get in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is huge with an amazing display of artifacts and treasures through the history of China. Entrance is free and you need to show your passport but you have to queue a couple of times before you can get in, security at Tiananmen Square is very tight. You need to spend a few days to go through the five... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need to spend some time this is the place, really cool things, but nothing too crazy for a special visit!

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Canada, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was really amazing and huge museum in China. Excellent display of the ancient Chinese history that most of you never know. The entrance was free but you have to book the ticket in advance. It's a must to visit if you go to visit China.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has some great artifacts. The collection is very impressive. Nice place to enjoy the lovely exhibits.

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum and you could spend days here. The collections are amazing and you can just pick a few areas to explore. I love the Patriotic Art exhibits which capture the passion of modern China and I was equally enthralled by the ancient artifacts. The museum is free if you show your passport - how about that?... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the Wandering Yank here. After a brief visit to the Chairman's Memorial Hall across the street (see my review), it was time for something more uplifting, so off I went to the museum. A great idea, it turned out! It's quite a spectacular building, 4 floors (I think) tall, mostly marble. Exhibits vary from the antique bronzes on the... More 

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Napa, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The National Museum is on one side of Tiananmen square. It isn't a "must see" but if you have 1-2 hours to spare, pop in. They are closed on Mondays, and your passport is required for your free entrance ticket. NO SELFIE STICKS ALLOWED.

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